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Kohler Named Director of Radiography at Penn College
Pennsylvania College of Technology has appointed Regis C. Kohler, of Montoursville, to lead the college’s radiography program.
Kohler began his employment with the college as clinical coordinator of radiography in 1987. He then served as an associate professor in the program for 26 years, from 1990 until his appointment to director in 2016.
“We are pleased that Regis has accepted this position as director of the radiography program,” said Gerri F. Luke, dean of business and hospitality. “His appointment has been very warmly received by students and alumni, as well as our affiliated hospital representatives. We are very confident his vast experience, professionalism and knowledge will provide exceptional leadership for the program.”
Last updated September 30, 2016 | Posted in Faculty & Staff, Health Sciences, Radiography | Leave a comment
Pacts Ease Path to Further Education in Emergency Management
Pennsylvania College of Technology recently approved articulation agreements with three institutions to help associate-degree graduates further their education with a bachelor’s degree in emergency management technology.
The agreements provide a clear transition to Penn College for graduates of the State University of New York Broome County Community College’s associate degree in homeland security; Delaware Technical and Community College’s associate degree in homeland security and emergency management; and Raritan Valley Community College’s emergency services associate degree.
Last updated September 29, 2016 | Posted in Emergency Management, General Information, Sciences, Humanities & Visual Communications, Students | Leave a comment
Flags at Half-Staff to Honor Former Israeli Prime Minister
By White House proclamation, American flags on campus are at half-staff in memory of Shimon Peres, the former prime minister of Israel and Nobel Peace Prize-winner, who died Wednesday at the age of 93. The flags will remain lowered until sunset Friday.
Last updated September 29, 2016 | Posted in General Information | Leave a comment
Student Learns Event-Planning Musts During Rusty Rail Internship
A student from Williamsport is the first to complete a worksite internship via Pennsylvania College of Technology’s new degree in business administration: sport and event management concentration.
Alexandra M. Lehman hopes to use her degree to plan and manage conferences, fundraisers, celebrations and other such events for a large organization. She spent her summer months working with a team that does just that in the event department of the Rusty Rail Brewing Co. in Mifflinburg.
Last updated September 29, 2016 | Posted in Business & Hospitality, Business & Hospitality Management, Students | Leave a comment
Prospective Employers to Meet With Students, Alumni
Hoping to interest Penn College students and alumni in a variety of job possibilities, three employers will visit campus in the coming week. Matthews Collision Center will hold an information session at 3:30 p.m. Oct. 4 in Room 107 of College Avenue Labs and representatives of L&W Engineering will meet with interested applicants at 3:30 p.m. Oct. 5 in CAL, Room 154. (L&W will also hold interviews Oct. 6 in Room 202 of the Bush Campus Center.) Susquehanna Health will hold a Recruitment Day for nursing students from 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Oct. 6 in the Breuder Advanced Technology and Health Sciences Center atrium. For details, including available positions and applicable majors, consult the Career Services flier: Employers to visit
Last updated September 29, 2016 | Posted in Alumni, Students | Leave a comment
Upperclassmen Show No Mercy in Defeating Freshmen, 42-7
The freshmen started Wednesday’s annual Homecoming flag football game in possession, driving the ball downfield to take an early 7-0 lead … and that was it. The squad of upperclassmen went on to score 42 unanswered points to defeat the first-year team, 42-7. The upperclassmen scored on touchdown passes, touchdown runs and interceptions returned for touchdowns. Determined not to give up, the freshmen made one final drive to within the upperclassmen’s 20-yard line, only to have the ball intercepted as time ran out. (Watch for more early next week when a Homecoming photo gallery is posted to PCToday.)
Photos by Jeremy R. Bottorf, coordinator of intramural sports/campus recreation
Last updated September 29, 2016 | Posted in Sports | Leave a comment
College Health Services Administering Flu Vaccine
Penn College Health Services will provide flu shots for faculty, staff, students, dependents (age 9 years and older) and spouses in Room 150 of the Bush Campus Center. Vaccinations will be available from 8:30-4:30 p.m. daily. The cost of the flu vaccine is $15. Payment will be accepted in the form of cash, check (made payable to Penn College), Health Savings Accounts or credit card. The second line of defense? Healthy habits like hand-washing, sneezing into the bend of your elbow, getting enough sleep and eating right can help your body defend itself against influenza. College Health Services encourages the campus community to stay healthy and prevent the spread of this preventable disease.
Last updated September 29, 2016 | Posted in Announcements, Faculty & Staff, Students | Leave a comment
Hartman Earns Multiple ‘Player of the Week’ Honors
Penn College junior Hailee L. Hartman earned the National Soccer Coaches Association of America’s top honor when she was named the Division III Women’s Player of the Week. The award comes a day after she was named Player of the Week by the North Eastern Athletic Conference – both mark the first time any player at Penn College has garnered either award. A nursing major, Hartman helped lead her teammates to two wins on the week, improving their record to 5-3-1 overall (4-0 NEAC) and tallying 11 points for herself. The junior forward from Lampeter recorded five goals for the week, two of which came in the second half of the Wildcats’ 5-0 blanking of Wilson College. She went on to record a hat trick and an assist in the Wildcats’ 6-1 defeat of Gallaudet University. Hartman is currently second in the conference, with 18 points on the year, and is tied for NEAC lead in goals with eight.
Last updated September 28, 2016 | Posted in Sports | Leave a comment
Culinary Grad Wins National Competition
Paul “PJ” Lemoncelli, who earned a bachelor’s degree in culinary arts technology from Penn College in 2006, was named the Best In-Flight Executive Chef of 2016 during the International Flight Services Association’s annual chefs competition. Four competing chefs were tasked with preparing an appetizer and entrée in 30 minutes, using five required ingredients. Lemoncelli is an executive chef at the Moosic location for Preferred Meals. Preferred Meals provides nutritious meals to schools and senior citizen facilities, as well as airlines, military, health care, private-label and co-packing businesses.
Last updated September 28, 2016 | Posted in Alumni, Baking, Pastry & Culinary Arts, Business & Hospitality | Leave a comment
Short Video Touts Career Opportunities for Cyber Security Grads
Where can graduates of Penn College’s information assurance and cyber security bachelor’s degree expect to work? Sandra Gorka, associate professor of computer information technology, provides possible avenues for fulfilling careers in a short Guggenheim Productions video added to the college’s YouTube channel. “The hacker needs one way in and, as a professional, you have to protect against all possible ways in,” Gorka tells cyber security major Ryan Monteleone. “So we have the harder job, which makes it more exciting and more fun.”
Last updated September 28, 2016 | Posted in General Information, Industrial, Computing & Engineering Technologies, Information Technology | Leave a comment
Grace, Gratitude Imbue Lecturer’s ‘Last Words’
Tina M. Evans, an associate professor of applied health studies, delivered this year’s David London My Last Words lecture Tuesday night, providing her Penn’s Inn audience with a dozen deceptively simple words that are profoundly powerful enough to change lives: “I love you,” “I forgive you,” “Please forgive me,” “Thank you” and “Goodbye.” The series – which asks each nominated speaker to share purportedly parting thoughts – memorializes London, an associate professor of speech communication/composition who died in May 2008. Evans’ talk will soon be posted to Penn College’s YouTube channel; watch PCToday for notification.
Photos by Tia G. La, student photographer
Last updated September 28, 2016 | Posted in Applied Health, Events, Faculty & Staff, Health Sciences | One Comment
Human Services Class Lends Expertise to Community Challenge
Students in a human services class at Pennsylvania College of Technology are lending their expertise to an important local cause – the Community Challenge supporting the Salvation Army of Williamsport.
This year’s Community Challenge offers two events: the Salvation Army 10K & 20K Trail Race, set for Saturday, Oct. 1, at 9 a.m., and the Salvation Army Community Challenge 5K Run/Walk, scheduled for Saturday, Nov. 12, at 10 a.m.
Ten students in the college’s Community and Organizational Change course are devoting their fall semester to the nonprofit endeavor that raises funds to support the local Salvation Army’s tutoring, mentoring, food distribution, and financial planning and budgeting courses.
Last updated September 28, 2016 | Posted in Events, Human Services, Sciences, Humanities & Visual Communications | Leave a comment
Colloquium Speaker Interviewed by Sunbury Radio Station
Former Bucknell University President Gary A. Sojka, whose “Feeding the Future: Can We Nourish 9.7 Billion People in 2050?” kicks off Penn College’s 2016-17 Colloquia Series next week, was interviewed on WKOK radio Wednesday morning. Sojka discussed with “On the Mark” co-hosts Mark Lawrence and Joe McGranaghan his campus appearance at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 4, in the Klump Academic Center Auditorium. (After the group covered a number of topics, the colloquium was discussed at the 55-minute mark of the archived audio.)
Last updated September 28, 2016 | Posted in Events | Leave a comment
All the Tasty Trappings, With None of the Travel!
The Keystone Dining Room was the setting for a “Low Country Boil” Thursday evening, when students enjoyed the Southern coastal equivalent of a New England clambake – heaping portions of shrimp, clams, mussels, corn, potatoes and andouille sausage prepared by Penn College Dining Services.
Photos by Tia G. La, student photographer
Last updated September 28, 2016 | Posted in Dining Services, Events | Leave a comment
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